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Iowa State Research Aims to Improve Next Generation of Bioreactors

January 24, 2019

On a cold day last fall, Iowa State University scientist Michelle Soupir and her team of graduate students shoveled out the woodchip-and-mud entrails of nine concrete-lined water-quality cells at the Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Research Farm near Ames. They packed samples from the cells — mini-bioreactors — into plastic bags and labeled them to take back to the lab, where they would measure bacterial activity and the rate of woodchip decomposition.

Dr. Michelle Soupir

Michelle Soupir
Researchers
Edge-of-Field
Professor - Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Area of Expertise: 
Water quality

Natasha Hoover

Natasha Hoover
Researchers
Edge-of-Field
Research Scientist II - Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Area of Expertise: 
Water quality

Dr. Thomas Isenhart

Tom Isenhart
Researchers
Edge-of-Field
Land Management
Professor - Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Area of Expertise: 
Water quality

Ji Yeow Law

Ji Yeow Law
Researchers
Edge-of-Field
Engineer I - Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
Area of Expertise: 
Water quality, Water Resources